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Are We Home Yet

AJ V.: “With quarantine in place it's like, everyone’s at each other’s throats more than usual because no one can leave. Especially with, y'know, you’re 21 so you want to leave, you want to go out with your friends, you wanna do this, you wanna do that but at the same time you know you can’t. … I should not just think about myself. I should think about others, my other family too. I have grandparents who are very easy to get sick, my sister has asthma so even allergies are bad for her so. It's hard, but it's bearable.”

June 10, 2020

By Christian Martinez, PHOTOGRAPHER There are countless things that we do in life that either reminds us or feels like home to us. It gives us peace of mind and allows us to unplug from everyday anxieties and stress, even if momentarily. Be it our morning routine or our favorite song while stuck in traffi...

George Floyd Protest in Santa Barbara

About 3,000 people came together at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Sunday, and peacefully marched down State Street to the Santa Barbara Police Department to show support of the Black Lives and in protest of George Floyd’s death, who was killed in the custody of the Minneapolis police after kneeling on his neck for an estimated 8 minutes.

June 7, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez, PHOTO EDITOR

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota FC

Guram Kashia fight off an opposing Minnesota FC Forward during the first half of the match

March 12, 2020

By CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ, Contributor  

2020 Nevada Caucus

2020 Nevada Caucus

February 27, 2020

By VANESSA MARTINEZ, PHOTO EDITOR The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada was just one of the locations for the 2020 Nevada Caucus. Soon after the clock struck noon, the room filled up with media from different news stations and 75 supporters, who await to vote for the candidate they support. Due to the amount ...

Gigios Peruvian

Rodriguez final product of lomo al jugo seasoned and freshly cooked with a mix of colorful vegetables to enrich the taste of the dish.

February 6, 2020

By Aresema Habte, CONTRIBUTOR | THE PIONEER A look into the world of Ricardo Borjas Rodriguez, owner of Gigios Peruvian. This Rodriguez's family restaurant is held biweekly on Sundays at 8 am through 2:30 pm.  

Room 21

Kindergarten is the first year for children to learn the behavior expected in school. Phoebe (left), age 5, and Nala (center), age 5, listen attentively to their teacher at the front of the room.

January 30, 2020

Photos By Kelsey Marasigan, CONTRIBUTOR

Rides for Toys Car Show

Beta Gamma Nu Fraternity, from California State University, East Bay attended the Rides for Toys Car Show event where they gave back to the community by donating toys. From left to right: Sergio Sorto, Mayra Mora, Andrew Perez, Manual Jose Rendon, and Hector Valdivia.

December 12, 2019

By VANESSA MARTINEZ, PHOTO EDITOR It's the season of giving and the generous spirits that bring everyone together during the holiday seasons are in the air. The Hayward community came together with Eden Youth & Family Center hosted their Rides for Toys Car Show, on Saturday, Dec 7. The amount o...

Castro Valley’s 8th annual Light Parade

Castro Valley's 8th annual Light Parade

December 5, 2019

By Vina Nguyen, CONTRIBUTOR Castro Valley kicked off the 2019-2020 Holiday season with their 8th annual Light Parade on Saturday, Nov 9. This celebration brought live entertainment for everyone to come out and enjoy life music and vendors, who were set up along the side of Castro Valley Boulevard. ...

Hayward Farmers Market

Hayward Farmers Market

November 14, 2019

By SAVANNAH DE LEON, CONTRIBUTOR Every Saturday, Downtown Hayward holds its well known Hayward Farmers Market. Located between B and C Street and Hayward City Hall Plaza. This local community event brings the community together to support their local vendors who sell their fresh and locally grown f...

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

By Fortunata Sparnauskaite, CONTRIBUTOR

October 31, 2019

Once a year, the city of Half Moon Bay with the help of multiple sponsors, organizes the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. This festival offers a variety of exciting activities for all ages. The event has plenty of delicious food and drinks stands that are run by helpful, jolly employees. This fe...

Quakes vs Orlando City at Avaya Stadium

Quakes vs Orlando City at Avaya Stadium

September 12, 2019

The San Jose Earthquakes beat Orlando City SC 3-0 at Avaya Stadium on August 31, 2019. Magnus Erkisson opened the scoring in the third minute of the match with Chris Wondolowski scoring two more goals in the 20th and 33rd minute of the first half and earning himself a brace. Wondolowski extended his lead ...

Homeless people over the Central Valley

1.	Randy is pictured cradling his beloved dog, Tareyton. Randy had mentioned not speaking with his family in twenty-one years. May 2nd, 2019. Modesto, CA.

August 1, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY URIEL TORRES | THE PIONEER Lack of income and support is more apparent than ever The rate of homeless people in the Central Valley has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Nowhere has this become more apparent than in Modesto, CA. The reasons for people finding themselves withou...

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